#Get started with Serverless Framework Open Source & AWS

Getting started with Serverless Framework’s Open Source CLI and AWS takes only a few minutes. Install as a standalone binary, or with npm.

#Install as a standalone binary


To install the latest version, run this command in your terminal:

curl -o- -L https://slss.io/install | bash

To install an specific version you may set a VERSION variable, for example:

curl -o- -L https://slss.io/install | VERSION=2.21.1 bash

Then open another terminal window to run serverless program.


Install with Chocolatey:

choco install serverless

#via npm

Note: If you don’t already have Node on your machine, you’ll need to install it first. We suggest using the latest LTS version of NodeJS.

Install the serverless CLI:

npm install -g serverless

#Initial setup

Run below command and follow the prompts


Note: Users in China are presented with setup centered around chinese Tencent provider. If you're based in China and prefer to be presented with steps as outside of China ensure SERVERLESS_PLATFORM_VENDOR=aws in your environment



serverless upgrade


choco upgrade serverless

#via npm

npm update -g serverless

#Set up your free Pro account

Learn more about Serverless Framework Pro and sign up for free.

Once you’ve signed up for Pro, login to your Pro dashboard from the CLI:

serverless login

You can either add a new service in your dashboard, or with the CLI, using the command:


Have questions?

Head over to the forums to search for your questions and issues or post a new one.